With only days left in the current labor agreement, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and its Machinists union have agreed to a tentative contract, aiming to avoid a debilitating strike at the massive Fort Worth plant where the F-35 stealth fighter is built.

Negotiators for Lockheed and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 776 agreed to a proposed six-year contract late Wednesday that is longer than the two sides have inked in the past, boosts wages by 16 percent and preserves healthcare coverage and pension benefits.
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